iPod Touch Does Not Appear in iTunes


After plugging iPod touch to computer, it doesn't appear in iTunes, what can I do? Read on to find a solution.


Apr 24, 2013


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We received a letter from a reader: I have a dozen of iPods and they all work fine except my iPod touch. It will not show up in iTunes! If you have a similar problem, then this article may bring you a solution.

Before starting, you should check some settings that may be ignored due to carelessness. For example, if you are using the latest version of iTunes, if your USB cable is workable, if your iPod touch runs out of power, etc. If all have been checked, then you can give below suggestions a try.

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Part 1: Restart iPod touch

By restarting an iPod touch you can reset the Apple mobile driver as well as the iOS software. To do so, you can turn iPod touch off by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until a red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider and iPod touch will turn off after a few seconds.

iPod Touch Does Not Appear in iTunes

Next, turn iPod touch on by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

iPod Touch Does Not Appear in iTunes

Part 2: Perform a Reset

Unlike restoring your iPod touch to the factory condition, an iPod touch reset is simply a forced reboot, where power is cut off from iPod Touch to restart the device from fresh. If your iPod touch is not responding, or iTunes cannot read it properly, reset could be a general solution.

To reset iPod touch, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds, until the Apple logo comes out.

Part 3: Completely Reinstall iTunes

If your iTunes also fails to show up your iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices, then it may be necessary to completely uninstall / reinstall iTunes.

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